According to several news outlets, an off-duty Long Island police officer was arrested and charged after driving the wrong way down a highway, causing a fatal wreck.
Officer Suspended Without Pay
At approximately 4:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Robert Scheuerer, 24, drove his SUV in the wrong direction down Sunrise Highway in West Islip. Media sources report that between exits 39 and 40, Scheuerer slammed into a van.
The van, according to media outlets, caught on fire. The driver died at the scene of the accident.
Scheuerer was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries, but he is expected to make a recovery. He is charged with reckless endangerment and may face additional charges, reports media outlets.
A police officer in the Suffolk County Police Department, Scheuerer is currently suspended as the investigation of the crash continues.